Chevy revives Trailblazer as small crossover
General Motors is resurrecting the Chevrolet Trailblazer. The small crossover will padding the U.S. Chevrolet lineup and will slot between the Trax and Equinox.
The vehicle, which was unveiled last month in China, will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2020.
The new Trailblazer takes heavy design cues from the Blazer, a midsize SUV nameplate GM resurrected last year.
During the "SUV craze" of the early 2000s, TrailBlazer was a very successful midsize SUV, offered in five- and seven-passenger versions. Chevrolet discontinued the TrailBlazer in 2008 amid rising gasoline prices that combined with disappointing fuel economy. It was replaced by the Traverse.
The Trailblazer is expected to be built on the same platform as the Buick Encore GX, which GM earlier yesterday confirmed would arrive in U.S. showrooms in early 2020.